Hunger and reason
If hunger gets you during your visit of Koyasan, don't worry. Many local restaurants will welcome you with pleasure. Especially Maruman. Recognizable by its well-stocked window.
Shukubo pop up like mushroons in Koyasan. These temple-inns bend over backwards to meet the desires of millions of pilgrims who visit the area every year. Maruman is a classic, but popular establishment with a varied menu and fast service.
Regulars say their croquettes and ramen are worth the many hours of walking.
But beware: do not try to bite into the delicious dishes on display in the window. They are sampuru. Plastic imitations of dishes available in the restaurant. A thriving industry that has become very popular in Japan.
And if the inn is already full, you can fall back on Miyasan, another, and cheaper, place to eat.